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DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 300
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msn 401

Series 300



• Registration • Activity and details of Owner/Operator and other historical information

• N540N de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out date 13-Dec-1973. First flight 21-Feb-1974.

• N540N Sea Airmotive Inc., Anchorage, AK. Delivered 27-Mar-1974, 09-Apr-1974.

• N540N Change of name to Seair Alaska Airlines, Anchorage, AK, Jul-1984.

Accident: Barter Island, AK, 12-Mar-1985 After a flight from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, the aircraft had to carry out a missed approach to a temporary winter landing strip and crashed in a steep nose down attitude, about 900m past the runway end due to ice accretion (3/16 inch) on the wings. The de-ice boots were not used. Marginal weather conditions prevailed, with icing reported. Two crew seriously injured and two passengers suffered minor injuries. Aircraft substantially damaged.

Note: Remains of N540N noted in compound near Teterborough New Jersey in Apr-2004 - presumably in Newcal Aviation facilities

• N540N Registration expired 06-Oct-1990.

• N540N Canx from FAA register 04 Aug-2011 on export to Canada.

• C-FLVT Viking Air Ltd., Victoria, BC Regd 08-Aug-2011.

Note: Partially rebuilt, except cockpit. Wrapped and stored in a container at Victoria, BC. To be considered as an upcoming completion candidate Oct-2020.

Currently Stored

N540N at Anchorage - PANC, Alaska.
Photo: Unknown photographer October 1981 - Erik Johannesson Collection